Encourage your representative to repeal the SGR to prevent a typical family physician from losing $89,763 in revenue next year.
Currently, physicians are paid for their services to Medicare patients by means of the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula. The SGR produces negative payments based on unrelated economic factors, not on the health care needs of Medicare beneficiaries or physicians’ costs of providing care.
For over a decade, Congress regularly has found it necessary to override this dysfunctional formula, a testimony to its inappropriateness..
On March 31, a temporary patch was passed for the 16th time.
After 11 years and more than $150 billion spent on temporary solutions to repeal and replace the broken Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, AAFP continues to urge intensified efforts to permanently repeal the SGR formula during the 113th Congress.
How to finance these important reforms can be challenging, but not impossible. We believe that the bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers who reached consensus on the underlying policy can do the same on how to finance the policy.
AAFP Executive Summary of AAFP comments on 2015 Proposed Fee Schedule - August 26, 2014(1 page PDF)
AAFP Comments on 2015 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule(16 page PDF)
Joint Letter to CMS on a Proposal to Modify Process for Establishing RVUs - August 13, 2014(5 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to CMS in Response to CME Changes in the 2015 proposed MPFS - August 1, 2014(4 page PDF)
AAFP Executive Summary of Open Payments in the Proposed 2015 MPFS - July 10, 2014(2 page PDF)
AAFP Executive Summary of Proposed 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule - July 10, 2014(12 page PDF)
AAFP Letter to CMS on Final Rule for Federally Qualified Health Centers - June 16, 2014(2 page PDF)
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